DAM is an open-source programming language for writing distributed applications quickly, concisely, and correctly. It runs on the leading blockchain platforms which means that you can build your application now and pick which platform works best for you later. Distributed applications are an emerging paradigm and traditional languages and toolchains just aren’t up to the task. There are complexities such as cryptography and distributed state synchronization which required a ground-up redesign. DAML may not look like anything else you know but with good reason — it is years ahead of the curve. DAML abstracts the underlying implementation details so you can just focus on getting to market faster. Built-in simulation tools and a strong type system means that you can be sure that the application is doing exactly what you expect it to. Code written in DAML is also easier to maintain, so you can rapidly iterate on your application once it’s running.